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Greetings overclockers!

I am pretty new to the forums, though I have been lurking for some time.
Since I am a first time builder, I thought I would ask for your opinions.

I have a HAF 932 case which I have painted black. I would like to have some cathodes in eventually, and will sleeve everything.
I thought I would go with the black/blue color scheme as most of the leds (monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc) are blue. But as it is pretty much a cliché I am wondering if I should opt for different colors.

What color would you pick for the sleeve and the cathodes? What would you like to see eventually (I will make pictures, I promise)?

Any ideas/advice is more than welcome.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 8
What colour is your motherboard? If I were you, that's what I'd match everything with.

But really it's all just personal preference.

Edit:
For example, I installed blue LED fans, painted my HAF black and blue, and am hoping to single-sleeve my PSU with a black/blue colour-scheme to match my P6X58D Premium.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/9/11 at 4:01pm
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I have no mobo yet, I am at the very beginning of the project.

Exactly, I like that scheme, but it is so common nowadays. I want something a bit more unique.
I thought about grey + something, or perhaps white and white cathodes for that very clean look.

Thanks for the reply, I hope to see more!

Also, on a totally unrelated note:
Is it possible to change the USB slots on the I/O Panel from 2.0 to 3.0? I saw no mods like that anywhere.
Edited by Sopi - 3/10/11 at 12:55am
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Sopi View Post
I have no mobo yet, I am at the very beginning of the project.

Exactly, I like that scheme, but it is so common nowadays. I want something a bit more unique.
I thought about grey + something, or perhaps white and white cathodes for that very clean look.

Thanks for the reply, I hope to see more!

Also, on a totally unrelated note:
Is it possible to change the USB slots on the I/O Panel from 2.0 to 3.0? I saw no mods like that anywhere.
Different shades of Grey could be cool.. And I don't think it's possible to change those, unless you get a motherboard that supports USB 3.0 on an I/0 panel, and idk if those exist yet. Good luck though! Be sure to post pics!
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The 932 has a new version that has a usb 3.0 plug on it. If you contact cooler master you can get a new I/O OEM part. I plan on picking one up soon myself. Just replaces the top plastic portion and daughter board.

Or you could pick it up in the first place... 932 ultimate or something like that. (its black interior as well...). And no, I am not talking about the HAF X
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sopi View Post
I have no mobo yet, I am at the very beginning of the project.

Exactly, I like that scheme, but it is so common nowadays. I want something a bit more unique.
I thought about grey + something, or perhaps white and white cathodes for that very clean look.
I agree with you and raiderxx, different shades of grey would be cool.

Another idea could be to grab the Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla and sleeve everything green/black to match.
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post #7 of 8
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Great ideas, thanks! Keep them coming!

Also, thanks for the suggestion RussianJ, I'll check that out.
post #8 of 8
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Another question:

Do you think it is a good idea to change the side windows? They look a bit weird.
I am going for an air cooled system by the way.
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